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Intermediate algebra

Author: Marvin L Bittinger
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th ed. alternate versionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin L Bittinger
ISBN: 0201636727 9780201636727
OCLC Number: 41086776
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: R. Review of Basic Algebra. Pretest.Operations.The Set of Real Numbers.Operations with Real Numbers.Exponential Notation and Order of Operations.Manipulations.Introduction to Algebraic Expressions.Equivalent Algebraic Expressions.Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.Properties of Exponents and Scientific Notation.1. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities. Solving Equations.Formulas and Applications.Applications and Problem Solving.Sets, Interval Notation, and Inequalities.Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities.Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities.2. Graphs, Models, and Applications. Graphs of Equations.Linear Equations: Graphs and Slope.More on Graphing Linear Equations.Finding Equations of Lines.Mathematical Modeling with Linear Equations.3. Systems of Equations. Systems of Equations in Two Variables.Solving by Substitution or Elimination.Solving Applied Problems: Systems of Two Equations.Systems of Equations in Three Variables.Solving Applied Problems: Systems of Three Equations.Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.Business and Economics Applications.4. Polynomials and Polynomial Equations. Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Equations.Multiplication of Polynomials.Introduction to Factoring.Factoring Trinomials: ax2 + bx + c, a OE1.Special Factoring.Factoring: A General Strategy.Applications of Polynomial Equations.5. Rational Expressions and Equations. Rational Expressions: Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying.LCMs, LCDs, Addition and Subtraction.Division of Polynomials.Complex Rational Expressions.Solving Rational Equations.Applications and Problem Solving.Formulas and Applications.Variation and Applications.6. Radical Expressions and Equations. Radical Expressions and Equations.Rational Numbers as Exponents.Simplifying Radical Expressions.Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication.More on Division of Radical Expressions.Solving Radical Equations.Applications Involving Powers and Roots.The Complex Numbers.7. Functions and Graphs. Introduction to Functions.Graphs and Applications.Finding Domain and Range.The Algebra of Functions.8. Quadratic Equations and Functions. The Basics of Solving Quadratic Equations.The Quadratic Formula.Applications Involving Quadratic Equations.More on Quadratic Equations.Graphs of Quadratic Functions of the Type f(x) = a(x - h)2 + k.Graphs of Quadratic Functions of the Type f(x) = ax2 + bx + c.Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions.Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Functions.Inverse and Composite Functions.Logarithmic Functions.Properties of Logarithmic Functions.Natural Logarithmic Functions.Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.Mathematical Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.10. Conic Sections. Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles.Conic Sections: Ellipses.Conic Sections: Hyperbolas.Nonlinear Systems of Equations.Appendices. A. Handling Dimension Symbols. B. Determinants and Cramer's Rule. C. Elimination Using Matrices.
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